New Annie 2014 movie got mostly negative reviews from top critics. Columbia Pictures (Sony) released their new comedy/musical “Annie” 2014 remake film into theaters this weekend, and all the reviews are in from the top movie critics. It turns out that most of them really didn’t like it at all. In fact, it got the dreaded 0 score from one of them. Overall, it got a 33 score out of a possible 100 over at Metacritic.com.
The film stars: Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz, Bobby Cannavale, Rose Byrne, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, David Zayas, and Quvenzhané Wallis. We’ve posted blurbs from a few of the critics,below.
Matt Zoller Seitz from RogerEbert.com, gave it a decent 75 grade, saying: ” Annie is light on its feet, frothy, and always insistently, at times provocatively kind, determined to melt grumpy hearts like marshmallows.”
Claudia Puig from USA Today, gave it a 50 score. She stated: “Quvenzhané Wallis is adorably plucky as the lead in Annie. She and Jamie Foxx as the newfangled Daddy Warbucks character have an appealing chemistry and their songs together are the best moments in the movie. But the rest of Annie is banal, shallow and markedly cynical.”
Ty Burr over at the Boston Globe, gave it a 50 grade, stating: “The unforced cleverness of the opening scenes gives way to lazy plotting, awkwardly staged musical numbers, and car chases. By the end, the movie resembles just another formulaic, family-friendly piece of product, one the kids will enjoy and you’ll endure as it goes in the DVD player for the 40th time.”
Mary Houlihan at the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a 50 score, saying: ” Musical theater versions often seem dated, so moving the story into the 21st century does make sense (as does the multicultural casting), but in the process Gluck and his all-star cast create a chaotic film that tries too hard and fails to capture the charm and heart of the musical.”
Inkoo Kang at TheWrap, gave it a 50 grade, saying: ” No amount of self-referential jokes can make up for a lack of heart and spirit. Thankfully, Annie lacks neither.”
Elizabeth Weitzman over at the New York Daily News, gave it a 40 score. She stated: “For all the talent involved, the overall effect is surprisingly flat. Foxx appears disconnected, Byrne is wasted and a painfully hammy Diaz seems to be in another movie altogether.”